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History in Photos

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Posted 10/19/2014

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The Nebraska Medical Center's roots go back to 1869 when Bishop Clarkson opened the state's first hospital in downtown Omaha. When the University of Nebraska opened its medical school here several years later, a rich history of great patient care, research and education was born. University Hospital and Clarkson hospital each grew on their own for decades until 1997 when the two hospitals merged to form The Nebraska Medical Center. As partners, The Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC form a large and important part of Omaha, occupying more than five city blocks and millions of square feet of building space in midtown Omaha. These photos show where it began and how medical care and technology has progressed over the years.

The medical center looks forward to a bright and promising future delivery Serious Medicine and Extraordinary Care to all our patients.

For more information about the programs and services available at The Nebraska Medical Center, visit or call 1-800-922-0000.

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